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Sir.Tj
02/06/2016, 2:25 PM
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Welcome to the second incarnation of the now World Famous Frontier Forums Official Drabble competition for you Drabble enthusiasts!!!

This thread has been created in part to help protect the greater populous of the forum from Psykokow and was created after the advice we received from his Headshr...Doctor..

The last three years have been amazing and the creativity, fun and madness that resulted in one little thread on a forum is totally down to m.... All of you. :D

You Guys and Girls really are a fantastic bunch.

The original thread can be viewed in shock and horror here >WARNING INSANITY LURKS WITHIN (https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=5777)

Here we run a weekly competition for the best drabble from the community that meets the following rules.

1. Drabbles are stories of exactly 100 words (Excluding the title)
2. Drabbles need to be set in the Elite universe (loosely).
3. Drabbles must meet the theme set by the previous weeks winner.
4. The Drabble Topic will be set on a Monday by the previous weeks winner, should no topic be set by Monday, then Tuesday the topic will be declared OPEN and anything goes (See rule 2)
5. Only the first 20 entries per week can be put into the draw.
6. You may write more than one drabble, but must specify which one is your entry. If you don't then the most recent Drabble will be put forward.
7. Anyone submitting drabbles after the 20 slots are filled will not be part of the vote, but will be able to share their amazing skills (and may get them read out).
8. Vote closes Sunday and the winner is declared. In the event of a tie, all winners can set a theme for the following week, entrants may choose to use one or all of the themes in their drabbles.
9. This is for fun - please be respectful and try to keep it clean.
10. Thou shalt not submit someone else's as your own

VOTING RULEs.
Everyone can vote 3 times in the poll.
You can not vote for yourself.


Have fun with creating your mini masterpieces.

The next post has the list of the drabble topics covered so far.

So submit your drabbles in reply to this thread, and the first 20 will be guaranteed entry into this weeks poll, and read out on our live Show Friday night.

Entries close at Random O'clock on Thursday evening (or sometimes earlier if we have 20 entries already). Late drabbles submitted up to Friday Afternoon will likely have a good chance of being read out on the live drabble readiing show for fun.


The Weekly Drabble show is available in different ways
Live shows Friday's 19:00 GMT - 20:00 GMT (approximately)
http://twitch.tv/psykokow (VIDEO)
http://laveradio.com/live (Audio Only)
http://huttonorbital.com/ (Audio Only)


Past Broadcasts are available to watch from
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnv9VJ9oDio&list=PL3ZzbuLnz4QgZlCxPKaa4eBPOehkU6JhV
OR Audio Versions available on
Itunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/abraka-drabble/id1013195760

Sometimes it's difficult to know what constitutes exactly 100 words. Out arbiter is
www.wordcounter.net
It doesn't matter if it's right or wrong. Its count is the law.

Sir.Tj
02/06/2016, 2:25 PM
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The Big and beautiful list of Drabbles so far.




The Thread is Dead!.. Long Live the Thread! Drabble Poll #154: The Last Post (https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/259287-The-Thread-is-Dead!-Long-Live-the-Thread!-Drabble-Poll-154-The-Last-Post)
We've been expecting you. Drabble Contest #155: The Moderator's Lair. (https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/263144-We-ve-been-expecting-you-Drabble-Contest-155-The-Moderator-s-Lair)
Stories with a bite, Drabble Contest #156: Cobra (https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/265833-Stories-with-a-bite-Drabble-Contest-156-Cobra)
Can this be true? Drabble contest #157: Rumours (https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/268447-Can-this-be-true-Drabble-contest-157-Rumours)

Sir.Tj
02/06/2016, 2:25 PM
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The Big and beautiful list of Drabbles so far,
Part the 2nd

Edith_The_Hutt
02/06/2016, 3:21 PM
If we're starting a new thread I'd better post the current theme:

This week's theme is:

The Last Post.

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x408/Ediththehutt/The%20Last%20Post_zpssmjdunp6.png

So far our entries are:

01 - RoyalHankey - A friends betrayal (https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=5777&p=3985879&viewfull=1#post3985879)

02 - Saint John Hawke - Wacky Race Final (https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=5777&p=3986158&viewfull=1#post3986158)

03 - Simoof - The Last Post of a Lost Past (https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=5777&p=3990016&viewfull=1#post3990016)

04 - Frank - The last lost post (https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=5777&p=3990425&viewfull=1#post3990425)

05 - clonymus - Dangerously literal (https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=5777&p=3997372&viewfull=1#post3997372)

06 - Listeri69 - In Memorandum to the galaxies greatest postman (https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=5777&p=3999629&viewfull=1#post3999629)

07 - Ouberos - LAST POST (https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=5777&p=4002383&viewfull=1#post4002383)

08 - Darkoba - Pipped at the (Last) Post (https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=5777&p=4004729&viewfull=1#post4004729)

09 - Edith_The_Hutt - Armageddon's Doorstep (https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=5777&p=4005965&viewfull=1#post4005965)

Sir.Tj
02/06/2016, 3:36 PM
It was a long time coming, It had been fun but it had become fat and bloated.

There had been fun times and a few sad times, but as with everything it was a finite entity.

Insanity had ruled with aplomb and the world would never be quite the same again.

Characters had formed, a certain lunatic Scotsman in a very strange hat sprang to mind.
A radio called Frank seemed to win with suspicious regularity

But above all it had been so much fun.

Goodbye old friend he said softly as he pressed the thread closed button.

Thanks everyone.

RoyalHankey
02/06/2016, 4:13 PM
Title:- A friends betrayal

Captain Winnard finally arrived at Lave Station in his pink asp.
He was smuggling narcotics from Vesuvit.
He saw his friend simoof for advice.
Simoof said 'Didn't you read the last post about Narcotics in Vesuvit'.
Winnard said 'No why what's wrong'.
Simoof replied 'They have been infected with a disease'.
'Orders are to return them immediately.
Winnard launched his pink asp and set course to Vesuvit.
He pressed his big red auto pilot button.
After a few seconds it was...
Waypoint, waypoint scoop,
Waypoint, waypoint scoop.
On arrival at Vesuvit he was arrested for smuggling.
Simoof had tricked him.

Saint John Hawke
02/06/2016, 4:15 PM
Title:- Wacky Race Final

Its the final of the Wacky Races.
Winnard takes the lead in this prestigious buggeh! race.
Comes to the first jump and all make it over the first hurdle.
Hold on Alien thinks he still in his ship and zooms off into space.
Psykokow drinking what looks like thick kitten blood,
Looses control and takes Rascon out with him.
Hankey next one gone, as his engine packs in.
Winnard has only got to make the final jump.
He makes it, but fails at the last post as Alien lands on him.
Simoof crosses the line and is declared the winner.

RoyalHankey
02/06/2016, 4:17 PM
This is not an official drabble but can be read after drabbles have finished

Title:- Waypoint Scoop Hankey Post

Waypoint Scoop Jump Hankey Post
Waypoint Scoop Jump Hankey Post
Waypoint Scoop Jump Hankey Post
Waypoint Scoop Jump Hankey Post
Waypoint Scoop Jump Hankey Post
Waypoint Scoop Jump Hankey Post
Waypoint Scoop Jump Hankey Post
Waypoint Scoop Jump Hankey Post
Waypoint Scoop Jump Hankey Post
Waypoint Scoop Jump Hankey Post
Waypoint Scoop Jump Hankey Post
Waypoint Scoop Jump Hankey Post
Waypoint Scoop Jump Hankey Post
Waypoint Scoop Jump Hankey Post
Waypoint Scoop Jump Hankey Post
Waypoint Scoop Jump Hankey Post
Waypoint Scoop Jump Hankey Post
Waypoint Scoop Jump Hankey Post
Waypoint Scoop Jump Hankey Post
This is the last Post

Ian Phillips
02/06/2016, 4:20 PM
That one will probably be read slowly, if Grant has any sense :)

Sir.Tj
02/06/2016, 4:58 PM
if Grant has any sense :)

Ahh haaa haa haa haaa haaa...

RoyalHankey
02/06/2016, 6:52 PM
That one will probably be read slowly, if Grant has any sense :)

Not an official entry

Futuristic Kung Fu
02/06/2016, 6:56 PM
I hope T.j. remembers me. He will soon, for
HE WHO HAS NEVER WON HAS RETURNED!!!
edit: And I have the Oddest hat.

Darkoba
02/06/2016, 7:00 PM
The long haul is almost over. I've dodged Imperial ships, customs officials, Federation police, bounty hunters and pirates, hiding behind asteroids or in deep craters on barren planet surfaces.

My mission? To deliver a unique alien artefact to a remote outpost whose name and location I'm not allowed to disclose.

I've spent hair raising weeks avoiding every pip that appeared on my scanner, but now the outpost is just minutes away. It's my last mission; with the proceeds, I'm retiring.

"Permission to land?"

What's this? Five pips on scanner, climbing fast from the post, weapons readied. Damn! They mean business!


_________________________________________

Oh dear! I pop over to the new (and wonderful) thread and copy my drabble into it, only to discover my post is number 13! I hope everybody is superstitious enough to know that number 13 is LUCKY!

What happens to the old thread? Is it still available for browsing? And if so, for how long?

And, just curiousity you understand, why does the old thread have to be closed? Is this a physical / electronic limitation of the forum?

The extra 'u' is for Erik :D

Darkoba
02/06/2016, 9:04 PM
I hope T.j. remembers me. He will soon, for
HE WHO HAS NEVER WON HAS RETURNED!!!
edit: And I have the Oddest hat.

Welcome back FKF. May your odd hat contribute to future wins. ;)

FelixBast
02/06/2016, 9:14 PM
Ensign Bastion’s military career had always been a little bit accident prone.
In his very last posting aboard the flagship, he had been assigned the task of cat minder for the admiral.
This should have been an easy task; unfortunately, he used hair removal cream instead of cat shampoo one day and the poor animal caught a chill and died. The admiral was very upset and insisted on a proper military funeral for his beloved cat.
The admiral was also very angry and while the Last Post was playing, he raised his pistol and took careful aim at Ensign Bastion.

Frank
02/06/2016, 9:26 PM
I hope T.j. remembers me. He will soon, for
HE WHO HAS NEVER WON HAS RETURNED!!!
edit: And I have the Oddest hat.

Welcome back FKF. People coming back after a long hiatus have a good chance of winning. DocStone did exactly that just a couple of weeks ago.

You've got about an hour and a half to get your Drabble in. I'll close the doors at around 11:00

insanephoton
02/06/2016, 9:37 PM
Urgent Message:
Calling all commanders. Humanity needs you. The threat that the Thargoids warned us about has arrived. So far it is unstoppable. Hundreds of systems have already been lost. Sol, Achenar and Alioth have fallen. The Imperial, Federation and Alliance navies have failed to halt the threat. Recent reports suggest whole fleets lost and others left in disarray.


With the help of the Thargoids, our remaining leaders believe that they have found a place of safety. We need every commander to help in the evacuation effort. Please check your Galactic map for the nearest evacuation centre.


Good luck commanders

Futuristic Kung Fu
02/06/2016, 9:53 PM
Urgent Message:
Calling all commanders. Humanity needs you. The threat that the Thargoids warned us about has arrived. So far it is unstoppable. Hundreds of systems have already been lost. Sol, Achenar and Alioth have fallen. The Imperial, Federation and Alliance navies have failed to halt the threat. Recent reports suggest whole fleets lost and others left in disarray.


With the help of the Thargoids, our remaining leaders believe that they have found a place of safety. We need every commander to help in the evacuation effort. Please check your Galactic map for the nearest evacuation centre.


Good luck commanders
You will definitely not be frozen for 200 years.

phong
02/06/2016, 9:57 PM
Haste


'Och ya wicked wee drabblers,yoose,ya got me in
ya pooer.Ah've nae moved this nineteen hooer sen,swettin
cobs ah yam,ah tell ye.owen ma thurd sen
brekkie.'ken.ave nae slept fae mair than a ooer mrs...'.
the amplifier swung gently to and fro from the end
of its cable.
Neon sign corruscating in the gathering twilight,
'CLOSING DOWN SALE.EVERYTHING MUST GO',the blimp slowly drifted.
Over the canyons, a cloud of fireflys suddenly burst forth,spiralling
upwards.Trade with the drabblers was surprisingly brisk and profitable
for all concerned.By morning the holds were bare.

Futuristic Kung Fu
02/06/2016, 10:07 PM
"Here comes Frank's SRV zipping around that hill, he's in first place closely followed by T.j. with Insanephoton catching up! Wait a minute! I don't believe it! Simoof is in first place! Oh never mind, he's going backwards. Listeri69 coming up… oh! That was foul play! Foul play! Futuristic Kung Fu is right at the back, he hasn't been doing very well lately, but he's still got a chance of winning! He's passed Psykokow and Listeri69! Did you see how fast he went past Insanephoton?! He's tied with Frank! There's the finish line! And… FKF crashed into the last post.

Galactic Midden
02/06/2016, 10:46 PM
"Tell another one Gramps!" the cadets cheered.

"OK" the wizened old miner replied and cleared his throat, "pass me another bottle of janx".

As the cadets settled down the old miner shut his eyes and a silence fell across the loading bay. "I too started out as a cadet, but my assignment at the end of the Boolean war turned out to be my last post".

"You quit?" Fatty Burble exclaimed.

"No Fatty, court martial, but I may also have ended the war"

"WHAT!? HOW?" cried the cadets.

"Well, let's just say my operation Boolean wasn't just a string along".

Frank
02/06/2016, 11:20 PM
In the Boolean war, there was the winning side AND the losing side.

01 - RoyalHankey - A friends betrayal
02 - Saint John Hawke - Wacky Race Final
03 - Simoof - The Last Post of a Lost Past
04 - Frank - The last lost post
05 - clonymus - Dangerously literal
06 - Listeri69 - In Memorandum to the galaxies greatest postman
07 - Ouberos - LAST POST
08 - Darkoba - Pipped at the (Last) Post
09 - Edith_The_Hutt - Armageddon's Doorstep
10 - T.j - The last post
11 - Darkoba - Pipped at the (Last) Post
12 - FelixBast - His final posting
13 - insanephoton - The last GalNet post
14 - phong - Haste
15 - Futuristic Kung Fu - I feel the need… THE NEED FOR SPEED!!
16 - Galactic Midden - Post hoc, ergo propter hoc


Nice bunch! Great to see new players, and nice to see the return of some prodigal sons. I'm going to see if I can stay awake long enough to erect this week's poll

Darkoba
02/06/2016, 11:28 PM
I have to thank you for doubling my chances of winning, Frank... but in all honesty, I should point out that you've listed me twice. This is probably confusion due to the skipping over from the original to the second Drabble thread.

... or perhaps due to the fact (as you state) that you might be having difficulties staying awake??? Have another wee dram, mon. It'll buck yr up long enough to get done what ye needs tae do.

Galactic Midden
02/06/2016, 11:29 PM
Oh. something paradoxically odd has happened. Please try clicking on my signature and tell me where you end up cos I think it may be a parallel universe. Are we now supposed to be submitting two opposing drabbles a week? Have I missed some new rules whilst I was away? Is this part of update 2.1? If a Kow farts in the woods does the pope really sing baritone?

Galactic Midden
02/06/2016, 11:29 PM
I have to thank you for doubling my chances of winning, Frank... but in all honesty, I should point out that you've listed me twice. This is probably confusion due to the skipping over from the original to the second Drabble thread.

Or is it part of the paradoxicalisation of the drabbleverse?

Darkoba
02/06/2016, 11:32 PM
Oh. something paradoxically odd has happened. Please try clicking on my signature and tell me where you end up cos I think it may be a parallel universe. Are we now supposed to be submitting two opposing drabbles a week? Have I missed some new rules whilst I was away? Is this part of update 2.1? If a Kow farts in the woods does the pope really sing baritone?
No

Or is it part of the paradoxicalisation of the drabbleverse?
Possibly


Just realised that having a double entry of my drabble actually halves my winning chances, if all the smart voters who vote for my drabble are split over both entries! Quick! Remove one of me from the list!!!

By the way, many thanks for hosting yet again, Frank.

Galactic Midden
02/06/2016, 11:36 PM
No

Possibly

That's not helpful, this could be a drabble emergency and here we are wasting precious posts from our new allocation of 10,000.
p.s. 10,000 posts is the arbitrary limit imposed by the forum overseer to prevent something called forum blight. Apparently this affliction causes instability in the forums, as if there wasn't enough of that already ;)

phong
02/06/2016, 11:39 PM
Missed the deadline with the first one- Franked Male
---------------------------------------------------------
The intercom buzzed.
'Your merciful squidness,the landscapers have rung
to confirm final delivery of fencing materials today.And a package
has been delivered.'Pinned to the bag was a small
note adressed to 'The most Excellent and Honourable S'he'it'

Contents read:'Please find enclosed remains of an unfortunate incident.'
The bag squished faintly as deft tentacles unravelled and ribbons
billowed as S'he'it peeped inside the bag.
Microphone cable disappearing through one ear and somehow protruding out
through the other,the speaker lodged in the gullet,shoe-laces
neatly tied together.
'Excess baggage: Not known at this address.
Return to sender.'

Darkoba
02/06/2016, 11:45 PM
... forum blight. Apparently this affliction causes instability in the forums, as if there wasn't enough of that already ;)

I hear you. Isn't it great? :D

Galactic Midden
02/06/2016, 11:57 PM
I hear you. Isn't it great? :D

It's so strong it's caused a rift in the space drabble continuum. see here > https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=258940

Tomorrow we can do a reconciliation

Edith_The_Hutt
03/06/2016, 12:00 AM
That's not helpful, this could be a drabble emergency and here we are wasting precious posts from our new allocation of 10,000.
p.s. 10,000 posts is the arbitrary limit imposed by the forum overseer to prevent something called forum blight. Apparently this affliction causes instability in the forums, as if there wasn't enough of that already ;)

Yeah, at this crazy rate we'll write more threadnaughts than the Canonn. :D

Darkoba
03/06/2016, 12:03 AM
It's so strong it's caused a rift in the space drabble continuum. see here > https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=258940

Tomorrow we can do a reconciliation

I think I see what you mean... it's confusing. So my drabble "Pipped at the (Last) Post" nr. 8 is mine, and the drabble "Pipped at the (Last) Post" nr 11 is from the parallel me??? Wow!
It just proves that alike minds think great.

Galactic Midden
03/06/2016, 12:06 AM
I think I see what you mean... it's confusing. So my drabble "Pipped at the (Last) Post" nr. 8 is mine, and the drabble "Pipped at the (Last) Post" nr 11 is from the parallel me??? Wow!
It just proves that alike minds think great.

Sadly having two drabbles entered halves your chance of winning not doubles it ;)

Frank
03/06/2016, 12:14 AM
Missed the deadline with the first one- Franked Male
---------------------------------------------------------
The intercom buzzed.
'Your merciful squidness,the landscapers have rung
to confirm final delivery of fencing materials today.And a package
has been delivered.'Pinned to the bag was a small
note adressed to 'The most Excellent and Honourable S'he'it'

Contents read:'Please find enclosed remains of an unfortunate incident.'
The bag squished faintly as deft tentacles unravelled and ribbons
billowed as S'he'it peeped inside the bag.
Microphone cable disappearing through one ear and somehow protruding out
through the other,the speaker lodged in the gullet,shoe-laces
neatly tied together.
'Excess baggage: Not known at this address.
Return to sender.'

I'm not too sure if you'd prefer me to use this Drabble in the poll instead of the first entry. I just left it as is, but just post on this thread if you do want to swap them over. A mod will be needed to edit the poll option.

And I think you may be right about my sleepiness, Darkoba. one consolation is that you are not going to be option number 13.

... And that is the contest officially into the voting phase

Darkoba
03/06/2016, 12:32 AM
Sadly having two drabbles entered halves your chance of winning not doubles it ;)

I had already realised that. Unless, of coursse voters from the two parallel universes vote the same way, in which case, I break even. ;)

By the way, where's the poll?

Oh, it's OK, I found it :D

Frank
03/06/2016, 1:05 AM
I had already realised that. Unless, of coursse voters from the two parallel universes vote the same way, in which case, I break even. ;)

By the way, where's the poll?

Oh, it's OK, I found it :D

You found it at
https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=259287

Simoof, just yell out if you want me to change your Drabble to something a little less.. plagiaristic

Erik Marcaigh
03/06/2016, 2:27 AM
Here we run a weekly competition for the best drabble from the community that meets the following rules.

(blah, blah, blah)
10. Thou shalt not submit someone else's as your own


I disagree with Rule #10.

Recycled Drabbles are always received better the 2nd time around. It's like a Kow chewing its cud. It won't properly digest until it's moved from the first stomach to the second stomach.

Rule 10 should be, "If ya win and ya don't give us a theme by 3pm the following day, we git ta string ya up and pick some horrid theme in yer name."

Also, Yay! New Thread! Congrats T.j for starting us down this path of insanity.

psykokow
03/06/2016, 12:02 PM
you missed two drabbles from the drabble thread I made at post 9999 seriously feeling quite under appreciated... oooh let TJ make the next one!! oooh Kow's not good enough

WELL YOU MISSED DRABBLES FROM IT!!!!!!!


Ventura_
Ventura – The Drabble Host
After cry with laughter from Simoof’s Pine Encounters.
Matt said to Chafing “Look, I know you want your old life back, but if you appear now you would be a target again and I can’t protect you, we also need a disguise.
Matt rummages around his locker, he continued “from the Engineers last post, you’re going to need it, your think it will be easy getting in Don’s HQ think again, here a Hat and Coat oh and some boots”.
Chafing said “I will look like a Pirate”
Matt chuckled “no, you are a pirate and here’s your eye patch”.

I think you got Middens


and they are all on the poll!! PHEW Crisis averted... so I guess I have to read them tonight then,,.

cleonymus
03/06/2016, 1:22 PM
At the moment, http://abrakadrabble.com/new appears to point at the "other" universe.

Galactic Midden
03/06/2016, 1:33 PM
At the moment, http://abrakadrabble.com/new appears to point at the "other" universe.

I quite like the other universe. The Kow is less frothy over there.

I managed to get Ventura's drabble wedged into the poll, hopefully no one else has been missed. Unfortunately it sounds like we have to put with Kow reading the drabbles tonight.

Frank
03/06/2016, 2:23 PM
If there are any other people there who have started their own drabble threads, please make your way calmly to this thread where the mods will see to your needs as best they can.

Personally I blame T.j. If he hadn't tried to shirk his Drabble-thread-starting duties we would never have ended up with this mess.

Sir.Tj
03/06/2016, 2:49 PM
I try to be nice.........

Ouberos
03/06/2016, 10:54 PM
Dayum, you need to keep an eye on this thread.

How do I vote/poll. Should I have done it already?

Forgive my noob boob if so.

- - - - - Additional Content Posted / Auto Merge - - - - -

Edit. Found it.

phong
05/06/2016, 2:54 PM
I disagree with Rule #10

I'm still coming to grips with rule#1


I try to be nice.........
If you werent a mod ,i'd rep you for that.

I'm not too sure if you'd prefer me to use this Drabble in the poll instead of the first entry. I just left it as is, but just post on this thread if you do want to swap them over. A mod will be needed to edit the poll option.


Thanks frank.i enjoyed reading all of them..No swaps neccessary.

Erik Marcaigh
05/06/2016, 5:23 PM
If you werent a mod ,i'd rep you for that.


The best part about T.j is if you rep him, he reps you back. :D

Frank
05/06/2016, 5:44 PM
I try to be nice.........
If you werent a mod ,i'd rep you for that.


T.j doesn't exactly need the rep. He's one of the best known mods on this forum... but he still likes getting tickled under the chin.

Galactic Midden
05/06/2016, 5:44 PM
The best part about T.j is if you rep him, he reps you back. :D

It's also a really good idea to buy him a beer ;)

Darkoba
06/06/2016, 8:15 AM
I disagree with Rule #10.

Recycled Drabbles are always received better the 2nd time around. It's like a Kow chewing its cud. It won't properly digest until it's moved from the first stomach to the second stomach.

Rule 10 should be, "If ya win and ya don't give us a theme by 3pm the following day, we git ta string ya up and pick some horrid theme in yer name."


Nah! As much as I like Erik's idea, Rule 10 should be:

"If your going to plagiarize, change the names of the characters, change the location, then change the facts as they happen and change the outcome... that way, people might not notice."



PS. I've got some really good Dutch beer going here, for anyone who wants to rep me ;)

Simoof
06/06/2016, 9:43 AM
T.j doesn't exactly need the rep. He's one of the best known mods on this forum... but he still likes getting tickled under the chin.
Chin? MIDDEN!!! You lied to me again!

Frank
06/06/2016, 10:21 AM
Chin? MIDDEN!!! You lied to me again!

It could have been me that got the wrong end of the stick. When someone says "head" to me, my initial thought is that they are referring to the cranium.

Anyway, misunderstandings aside, shall we see if we can coax T.j down and get him to give us this week's topic.

Ventura_
06/06/2016, 12:26 PM
Hi all, I would like to thank all the ppl who voted for my Drabble?

Frank
06/06/2016, 12:40 PM
Hi all, I would like to thank all the ppl who voted for my Drabble?

I would also like to thank all the ppl who voted for my Drabble... and that includes everyone who voted for Simoof

cleonymus
06/06/2016, 2:57 PM
I too have a message for the person who voted for my Drabble.

Be more careful next time!

C

Galactic Midden
06/06/2016, 6:51 PM
I wish to join in this topic absent chorus and say thank you to all the person who voted for my drabble. Please don't stop I only write for you :)

insanephoton
06/06/2016, 9:21 PM
I'd like to thank all those who voted for my drabble and/or those who repped me for my drabble. I'm guessing that TJ has got confused by the great big burny thing that appeared in the sky earlier.

Alien
06/06/2016, 10:32 PM
I thought, T.J. winning it, at least we won't wait a day for a topic ....

Galactic Midden
06/06/2016, 10:37 PM
In his honour, if he doesn't show up, we should go with The Bar.

Erik Marcaigh
07/06/2016, 5:17 AM
In his honour, if he doesn't show up, we should go with The Bar.

I believe in T.j and his yet-to-be-seen Grand Appearance.

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In fact, I bet he's taking a Photoshop class right now so he can put together his own picture.

Frank
07/06/2016, 7:14 AM
I believe in T.j and his yet-to-be-seen Grand Appearance.

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In fact, I bet he's taking a Photoshop class right now so he can put together his own picture.

I reckon what's happened is that he came down nice and early to check to see if he'd won, and he had found out that after all these years he had finally won a Drabble contest!

What we should be doing is finding out which hospital he'd be rushed over to, and getting a bunch of "Get well soon" flowers together.

Darkoba
07/06/2016, 7:34 AM
I too.also would like to thank those who voted for my drabble and who repped me.

"Where did all the T.j's go? Long time passin'..."

Galactic Midden, (you opportunist!) I owe you a beer :D



More than an hour has passed... still no T,j? Have all the hospitals and police stations been checked?

Goose4291
07/06/2016, 8:42 AM
Well, I've got new ideas, so I'm back from this week.

Missed this thread :)

Sir.Tj
07/06/2016, 9:13 AM
Eh...what...where.....who?

What place of man is this?

(Sorry folks & Thanks for the nudge Erik.)

Topic for this week will be.

The Moderator's Lair.

Darkoba
07/06/2016, 9:30 AM
The Moderator's Lair.




Not to be nitpicky, or anything, but is that with or without apostrophe, and if with, is it before or after the 's'? Just asking :D

Sir.Tj
07/06/2016, 9:34 AM
Not to be nitpicky, or anything, but is that with or without apostrophe, and if with, is it before or after the 's'? Just asking :D

Don't confuse me...I'm still in shock...

Darkoba
07/06/2016, 9:39 AM
Don't confuse me...I'm still in shock...

LOL! Well, it is still early. Have a cup of coffee, or perhaps something stronger (Horlicks?) and sit in the sun for half an hour. You'll feel better then. ;)

Ian Phillips
07/06/2016, 9:42 AM
Don't confuse me...I'm still in shock...

Here, have a beer...

@Darkoba
There is most likely an apostrophe in there, and as with all things concerning the Moderators Lair...you can put it whereever you like :)

Darkoba
07/06/2016, 10:10 AM
There is most likely an apostrophe in there, and as with all things concerning the Moderators Lair...you can put it whereever you like :)

Thanks for the edification. I'll keep that in mind.

Hmmm. Mo'dera'tors La'ir... Actually, that gives me a few ide'as

Galactic Midden
07/06/2016, 12:07 PM
Thanks Darkoba. Goose it's great to have you back.

Tj, which planet is this lair on?

Frank
07/06/2016, 1:11 PM
We are all invited to write stories about the moderators... I can't wait to see what Listeri69 writes :D

Ian Phillips
07/06/2016, 1:14 PM
Thanks Darkoba. Goose it's great to have you back.

Tj, which planet is this lair on?

One with at least one volcano!

Sir.Tj
07/06/2016, 2:01 PM
Now Mr Midden you know we have a secret base where we scurry to and hide when all hell breaks loose.

Frank
07/06/2016, 3:29 PM
The USS Infraction slowly glided down to the pad. Commander Isaac Coxforaliving had always skirted around this villainous scumhole but had never had cause to visit.

Securing his ship he stepped out and admired the Hollywank walk of shame.

Neatly engraved brass plaque identified the infracted beneath a casting of their buttocks; all part of the having your presented to you ceremony.

A few recognisable names: Alien, Kow... he could see a spot reserved; 'Winnard'. Two slabs lay side by side to accommodate his casting.

Mods are much easier to find than engineers. Because they are a bunch of...

StiTch
07/06/2016, 3:41 PM
So wandering in on this thread, I'm left both perplexed, forlorn, and strangely drawn.

The logical part of my mind is currently running through "on second thoughts let's not go there, it's a silly place".

The less logical part of me sees the drabble coming and doesn't know how to stop it.

Help me.

Listeri69
07/06/2016, 5:49 PM
Deep in the recesses of Winnard's hole where only the bravest dare probe.
Behind a vending machine.
Eating thermal paste..
Sat on a commode, is the Moderator.
He can rig the competition so he gets more than two votes.
He can split drabbles into 4 time zones
and he can make the poll really really really long.
And for doing all this what does the moderator want?
Coq... what? yes Coq, chickens. but why chickens? Because we're all clucking mental that's why!!!!
I want Pulled, fried, grilled, sauteed. stir fried, battered, buckets, breaded, herbed, kieved, garlic but it must be large...

Ouberos
07/06/2016, 6:32 PM
I too have a message for the person who voted for my Drabble.

Be more careful next time!

C

I couldn't not vote for you.

Your story was very (Last) post modern.

Also thank you all for being very generous with your voting.

Listeri69
07/06/2016, 8:55 PM
Quit your jibber jabber and get drabbling :P

Darkoba
07/06/2016, 9:23 PM
... I can't wait to see what Listeri69 writes :D

Well, by now you've seen it. I don't understand it, but I'm sure it's literary art.

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Quit your jibber jabber and get drabbling :P

Maybe nobody dares to follow yours?

Erik Marcaigh
07/06/2016, 9:38 PM
Congrats to last week's winner, 2-Votes-T.j!!!!

He was so shocked, he fell over and was eventually brought back into consciousness by kicking him in his side, over and over. (It was fun.)

Once he recovered, he chose the topic: The Moderator's Lair
(note: you may place apostrophes whereever you would like.)

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Welcome to the Official Drabble competition for you Drabble enthusiasts!!!

Here we run a weekly competition for the best drabble from the community that meets the following rules.

1. Drabbles must be 100 words exactly (Excluding the title)
2. Over-use of-hyphens-to keep your word-count at 100 is very amusing but probably not a great idea.
3. Keep it as clean as you can to suit the family forum rules here, so no frogs attached to anatomical parts
4. Only the first 20 entries are guaranteed a place in the weekly poll
5. 1 entry each, you may write as many drabbles as you want, but it is assumed that your first drabble is your chosen entry unless otherwise advised. But please mark Drabbles that you don't want entered as such
6. If your drabble is under or over 100 words you will have a chance to correct it before the poll is erected, at this point, your drabble may be DQ'd if other drabbles are available to take its place.
7. Drabbles must be set in the Elite Dangerous universe (as loosely as you care to make it)
8. It should try to meet the theme in some arguable way.
9. If there is more than one theme you must match at least one, but can gain extra votes if you meet more.
10. It's all for a bit of fun, so enjoy yourself... Enjoyment is mandatory!
11. If you win, you get to submit next week's Drabble topic, so make sure you post it by 3pm GMT Monday. Or else chaos will ensue and who knows what will happen...

Sometimes it's difficult to know what constitutes exactly 100 words. Out arbiter is
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It doesn't matter if it's right or wrong. Its count is the law.

So submit your drabbles in reply to this thread, and the first 20 will be guaranteed entry into this weeks poll, and read out on our live Show Friday night.
Entries close at Random O'clock on Thursday evening (or sometimes if we have 20 entries earlier). All Drabbles submitted up to Friday Afternoon will have a good chance of being read out on the live Drabble readiing show.


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Darkoba
07/06/2016, 10:23 PM
So wandering in on this thread, I'm left both perplexed, forlorn, and strangely drawn.

You fit the criteria perfectly :D


The logical part of my mind is currently running through "on second thoughts let's not go there, it's a silly place".

The logical part of your mind is perfectly correct... That's why we don't use those bits here ;)


The less logical part of me sees the drabble coming and doesn't know how to stop it.

Help me.

Don't fight it. It gets easier to live with over time. So gird the loins and get drabblin' :D

Erik Marcaigh
07/06/2016, 10:45 PM
The rock tumbled along with the others in the planet's ring system. Surrounding the rock for thousands of kilometers were sensors to detect encroachers. Any ship not affiliated with the clan would be easily detected and dealt with. The clan was large and many were quietly stationed in all the zones surrounding the area. They had to protect their lair, their interests, and their secrets.

Above all, they owned a relic, "The Perfect Teakettle" which brewed the best Twinings Tea.

The Moderators wanted the lair for themselves, but the Smiling Dog Crew were not going to give it up... ever.

Galactic Midden
07/06/2016, 11:12 PM
His rifle was huge and he liked to booze,
And they called him The Moderator Slayer,
They nicknamed him Kowpoo coz he liked to chew,
On long grass that grew near Tj's lair.

But if Kowpoo's frank he'd say it's really rank,
Coz it's full of Tj's hair,
For "young" Tj (there's a joke) he'll likely have a stroke,
Hasn't had any since he had that scare.

It happened many Fridays gone, Kowpoo hidden in the throng,
When Tj romanced past with "handsome" Claire,
Miner by trade, "her" disguise not declared...
...when a wandering Tj exclaimed "What's that down there!?"

Darkoba
08/06/2016, 9:37 AM
'Twas durklin' and the lurk'y mod
Did slithe and mim'ble in the lair.
Plotty schemes and plans did make,
to lead commanders, make them scare.

But

Some nicely ones were there as well,
To help pilots, not make life hell.
But all too few and far between,
These bravely chappies seldom seen.

No, mainly frighty ones did wield
Their dar'kly powers 'neath the field.
Unseen until at last their foe,
Assigned to hellish place did go.

However,

One day, T.j, a fluffy one,
Arrively made them all do one.
No longer is there fright and scare
Down in the moderator's' lair.

cleonymus
08/06/2016, 11:09 AM
The Moderator's Lair.

The pilots exam had been grueling and Jeff had decided to visit the moderator to thank him. He finally obtained the address, a grid reference on a small moon and borrowed a training ship for the journey.
The moderator's home system was small, with a few rocky moonlets. Jeff had landed carefully and debarked to his SRV, but was now having second thoughts.
A line of parked student ships of varying ages were arranged around the facilities cavelike entrance. Jeff could see the matching SRV trails all heading into the dark.
But there appeared to be no trails coming out.

StiTch
08/06/2016, 11:46 AM
The Moderators are an unseemly lot-
Rough hair, bold clothes, snot.
Oathed to sustain forum lands,
Alas, a challenge-the “git gud” clan.

No cage contains their cacophony,
So to battle wielding C4 beams.
Reduced from co-op to “forum PvP”,
They circulate weapons and cups of tea.

The battle is farce, the casualties high,
Both Elitists and carebears left to die.
Disenchanted by widespread wreck,
They took mod hats off for full effect.

Shamed by their reason to the bone,
Bickerers now bicker with dunce hats alone.
Usually unable to rhyme effectively,
My “Elitist” pun so punny, I’m excused?

Darkoba
08/06/2016, 12:08 PM
Turning into quite a 'Poets Corner' innit? :D

Simoof
08/06/2016, 12:29 PM
The USS Infraction slowly glided down to the pad. Commander Isaac Coxforaliving had always skirted around this villainous scumhole but had never had cause to visit.
Securing his ship he stepped out and admired the Hollywank walk of shame.
Neatly engraved brass plaque identified the infracted beneath a casting of their buttocks; all part of the having your presented to you ceremony.
A few recognisable names: Alien, Kow... he could see a spot reserved; 'Winnard'. Two slabs lay side by side to accommodate his casting.
Mods are much easier to find than engineers. Because they are a bunch of .

StiTch
08/06/2016, 12:31 PM
Turning into quite a 'Poets Corner' innit? :D

Got to go with the flow? And seeing as this is my first, the "flow" is more of an undefined and imprecise upwards waterfall.

Sense. I have it.

Erik Marcaigh
08/06/2016, 6:08 PM
Well, I'll rep Darkoba and StiTch when I have more reps to give. Votes should be coming along for those shortly as well. Excellent writing!

On another note, it seems Frank's post on the page before suddenly acquired a drabble entry that did not previously exist. Methinks the Moderators (or Frank) be playing games.

Galactic Midden
08/06/2016, 6:12 PM
The USS Infraction slowly glided down to the pad. Commander Isaac Coxforaliving had always skirted around this villainous scumhole but had never had cause to visit.
Securing his ship he stepped out and admired the Hollywank walk of shame.
Neatly engraved brass plaque identified the infracted beneath a casting of their buttocks; all part of the having your presented to you ceremony.
A few recognisable names: Alien, Kow... he could see a spot reserved; 'Winnard'. Two slabs lay side by side to accommodate his casting.
Mods are much easier to find than engineers. Because they are a bunch of .

You're not getting one

Frank
08/06/2016, 6:44 PM
On another note, it seems Frank's post on the page before suddenly acquired a drabble entry that did not previously exist. Methinks the Moderators (or Frank) be playing games.

What did Simoff promise you to say that my Drabble was edited in at a later date?

Darkoba
08/06/2016, 7:01 PM
So now I dedicate my drabble
To mods, and all you other rabble.
Things now sorted, clear and fair,
Down there, in moderators' lair.


... or is it?

... and will it ever be?

phong
08/06/2016, 7:04 PM
On another note, it seems Frank's post on the page before suddenly acquired a drabble entry that did not previously exist. Methinks the Moderators (or Frank) be playing games.

Simoof's is funnier,though.

RoyalHankey
08/06/2016, 7:39 PM
Pirate and Hide

Explorer Simoof got interdicted.
It was Psykokow the dumbest pirate alive.
Psykokow said 'Hand over your chemicals.
I got no chemicals simoof replied
'I am an explorer with no cargo hold'
Psykokow said 'Scanner shows you got 10t worth of chemicals here'.
That's my fuel nit whit, Simoof replied.
Oh no sorry my mistake, carry on said Psykokow.
Simoof asked do you know the way to the Moderators Lair.
Psykokow said 'yes', 'you go to this waypoint here'.
The next waypoint you have to scoop.
Then after the next 5 waypoints you can scoop again.
It's in the next waypoint.

Galactic Midden
08/06/2016, 7:56 PM
What did Simoff promise you to say that my Drabble was edited in at a later date?

Somebody's going to emergency, somebody's going to jail

Frank
08/06/2016, 8:02 PM
Somebody's going to emergency, somebody's going to jail

It all comes down to trust. Who do you believe more? A frail old miner who ruined his health with all his honest hard work <cough> <cough>, it's the uranite dust what done it. Or do you believe Simoof?

Ouberos
08/06/2016, 8:18 PM
Stewards Enquiry ! / Rules check?

Hyphenated words.

Am assuming they count as two words. So "Two-way" as in mirror (not regulation issue coitus) is two words?

Yes?

if so I have a hundred. If not please feel free to add a word of your choice at the bottom. Or delete the hyphen and live with my bad spellin.


See below for details:



FNS Lair

“Never understood why they call this a two-way mirror,” mused the Fed in the big hat. Beside him the shrunken figure shrugged and breathed out heavily with the death rattle of a broken down organic machine.

The object of their scrutiny sat calmly at a plain table and stared only at his own reflection.

The Fed looked down at his notes.

“He’s all signed off. Spy. Agitator. Saboteur. He was an asset of an outfit from Yembo. They specialised in infiltration and clandestine trouble,”

The creature beside him whispered a question.

“What you do best,” responded the Fed.

“Moderate him,”

Darkoba
08/06/2016, 8:24 PM
It all comes down to trust. Who do you believe more? A frail old miner who ruined his health with all his honest hard work <cough> <cough>, it's the uranite dust what done it. Or do you believe Simoof?

I know who I believe :D

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Hyphenated words.

Am assuming they count as two words. So "Two-way" as in mirror (not regulation issue coitus) is two words?

Yes?

No. Hyphenated words count as one word. However, it is SEVERELY frowned-upon-to-overuse-hyphens to keep the word count down... have-fun!

phong
08/06/2016, 8:34 PM
Strictly speaking

Strictly speaking,the moderator's lair was not a lair at all,but rather a tavern ,
its walls grown gloomy,its tables wax encrusted .The sign above the door
informed anyone who cared to know the terms of entry,and the troll standing by
the entrance ensured that the regulations were observed,as the pile of assorted
magical swords,light-sabres,hatchets, wands, grenades,tomahawks and laser pistols
attested.Finally divested of the last of her weapons,Scoot stepped through the
arch and into the lobby.All conversation ceased,resuming only when she had
finished dressing.Her tail twitched with silent laughter.

FelixBast
08/06/2016, 9:39 PM
“Why would he want fish you brainless idiot?” exclaimed Simoof.
“Hey”, barked Frank, “Leave Kow alone. He’s doing his best. You can be really heartless sometimes.”
Alien ignored the quarrelling and continued to admire her new red shoes.
The friends arrived at a vast hall with a small curtained recess at one end.
“That’s far enough” boomed a voice.
Midden leapt behind Kow in fear. “Are are are you the Moderator?” he stammered.
“Yes. I am the great and powerful TJ and I have the power to grant you a new drabble thread. Just don’t look behind the curtain, ok?”

Galactic Midden
08/06/2016, 10:36 PM
Cowardly lion? That's outroargeous!

Frank
08/06/2016, 11:36 PM
Cowardly lion? That's outroargeous!

You think you got it bad? Being cast in the role of the dog is really rough.

Frank
08/06/2016, 11:51 PM
01 - Frank - The modded pathway
02 - Listeri69 - The Moderator Enter at your own risk....
03 - Erik Marcaigh - Warm & Cozy on the Inside
04 - Galactic Midden - Lie in wait
05 - Darkoba - Beware the Moderwock, my Son
06 - cleonymus - The Moderator's Lair.
07 - StiTch - ...is it?
08 - Simoof - It's Genuine Leather: The Slurry with the inFringement on the Top.
09 - RoyalHankey - Pirate and Hide
10 - Ouberos - FNS Lair
11 - phong - Strictly speaking
12 - FelixBast - The Wizard of Mod

I'm flabbergasted by this week's Drabbles. The topic of the week was late. It's quite a difficult topic to write about. There's a big yellow ball in sky that's inviting us all to come out and play.

And yet it is a really good turn out. And more than that they are all really good quality and all!

All you contestants give yourselves a hearty pat on the back for me. You have all done incredibly well.

Simoof
09/06/2016, 12:18 AM
Touche with the funny e I can't be finding.

Darkoba
09/06/2016, 6:59 AM
Touche with the funny e I can't be finding.

ééééééééé Here it is :D [CTRL ALT 'e']

Alien
09/06/2016, 9:20 AM
NOTE: This needs to be read out by four people, one line each, with Yorkshire accents (or in Psykokow's case, something not Scottish).
Also, this is totally not inspired in any way shape or form by this sketch (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe1a1wHxTyo) Nope, not all. :p
Also also, I should have made it longer, it''s far too short and not ridiculous enough, but I'm limited to 100 words.

------------------------------------------

This forum's rather good.

Not like it used to be.

I suggested the way it's arranged now.

I suggested the introduction of the private forums.

I suggested that we have avatars and signatures.

I suggested that you all be made moderators.

I took the forum software and rewrote the code from the ground up.

I invented that code.

I invented the idea of forums.

I inspired Tim to invent the world wide web, bought his PC for him to develop it on, paid his rent, and bought him a pizza.

You try telling newbies today, and they won't believe you.

Saint John Hawke
09/06/2016, 11:38 AM
Title:- Case number 1625327HY7875 - Fitting punishment

The honourable Judge Judy resides in court.
Case number 1625327HY7875
Subject Killing Simoof
Pyskokow, Alien, Frank, Winnard, RoyalHankey, Rascon, Galatic Midden and Erik Marcaigh how do you plead
Everyone replied Not Guilty where is the evidence.
Judge replied 'I got all the videos from the black boxes, want to see them'
'Yes' they replied.
After 2 and half hours after seeing the footage the Judge said any comments.
Psykokow said 'It wasn't me', rest followed suit.
Judge said I herby send you all to the Dragons Lair.
Sentence to 20 years listening to Des O'Conner Jokes.
Take the numpties out.

Edith_The_Hutt
09/06/2016, 12:10 PM
"In a dark, dark system, there was a dark, dark planet
and around the dark, dark planet there was a dark, dark station
and on the dark, dark station there was a dark, dark dock
and under the dark, dark dock there was a dark, dark lair
and in a dark, dark lair...

some moderators lived!

There was a BIG moderator,
and a little moderator,
and a galactic intern, with shiny hair!"

"-I'm going to stop you right there Tj," interrupted Zac, scowling in the fusion lantern's dim glow, "Is this your way of telling us you broke the lightswitch?"

Simoof
09/06/2016, 2:08 PM
Case number 1625327HY7875 has my full support!!

Darkoba
09/06/2016, 2:09 PM
Case number 1625327HY7875 has my full support!!

Yeah! That gives the rest of us a better chance to get votes :D

Frank
09/06/2016, 2:22 PM
Ha ha ha!

The jokes on you. I like Des O'Conner jokes

Hee hee hee

Hoo Hoo Hoo

<increasingly manic laughter fades off into the distance>

Erik Marcaigh
09/06/2016, 2:48 PM
Title:- Case number 1625327HY7875 - Fitting punishment

The honourable Judge Judy resides in court.
Case number 1625327HY7875
Subject Killing Simoof
Pyskokow, Alien, Frank, Winnard, RoyalHankey, Rascon, Galatic Midden and Erik Marcaigh how do you plead
Everyone replied Not Guilty where is the evidence.
Judge replied 'I got all the videos from the black boxes, want to see them'
'Yes' they replied.
After 2 and half hours after seeing the footage the Judge said any comments.
Psykokow said 'It wasn't me', rest followed suit.
Judge said I herby send you all to the Dragons Lair.
Sentence to 20 years listening to Des O'Conner Jokes.
Take the numpties out.


Wait, wait, wait...

1) Is there actually a Simoof-lover in the house?
2) Or is it Simoof's Alt forum account?
3) And when the judge asked for comments, Erik Marcaigh was laughing too hard to say anything. :)

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or in Psykokow's case, something not Scottish

But.... but... he doesn't even do Scottish right!

I have to get Midden and MrMogadon teach me how to speak Scottish dialect!

Sir.Tj
09/06/2016, 3:07 PM
"So, You want to be a Moderator do you?" The voice thundered.

"Yes, pppplease." Came the terrified reply, a chamber pot sat on his head..

"You'll have to perform the initiation ceremony then." The beard bristled in majestic splendour.

"Bring in the Cocker Spaniel NOW Midden!!"

Midden quailed. "Err well Sire y'see we've sort of misplace it your masterly beardiness."

"WHAT DO YOU MEAN MISPLACED!!"

Bellowed the enraged Axe wielding God amongst men.

"Umm yyour hhhighness?" Ian stammered. "wwe've gggot a rrreplacement.

They shuffled sideways revealing an abomination in a dog onsie.

"Mooo....I mean..woof?" Kow barked holding two floury baps.

Erik Marcaigh
09/06/2016, 3:36 PM
They shuffled sideways revealing a abomination in a dog onsie.

"Mooo....I mean..woof?" Kow barked holding two floury baps.


You can take the onesie out of the Kow,
but you'd better not take the Kow out of the onesie!

Galactic Midden
09/06/2016, 3:56 PM
Wait, wait, wait...

1) Is there actually a Simoof-lover in the house?
2) Or is it Simoof's Alt forum account?
3) And when the judge asked for comments, Erik Marcaigh was laughing too hard to say anything. :)

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But.... but... he doesn't even do Scottish right!

I have to get Midden and MrMogadon teach me how to speak Scottish dialect!

Just remember that quaich is pronounced quack ;)

Darkoba
09/06/2016, 3:58 PM
I have to get Midden and MrMogadon teach me how to speak Scottish dialect!

Dinna fasch yersel', an' er, be offy cairful whit ye wish fer. An' er, I'm thinkin' ye mebbe barkin up the wrong tree wi' regards tae teachers... or mebbe ye're jest barkin'. :P


I should point out that that was my last attempt at representing any kind of Scots accent in print.

insanephoton
09/06/2016, 8:26 PM
Ha ha ha!

The jokes on you. I like Des O'Conner jokes

Hee hee hee



Hoo Hoo Hoo

<increasingly manic laughter fades off into the distance>

I think they made a typo. It SHOULD have read Des O'Conner songs :p

insanephoton
09/06/2016, 9:31 PM
A faint whiff of sulphur pervaded the air of the complex. Faint moans and scrams could be heard from the side rooms .Midden was led to the robing chamber where he received his initiate robe and ceremonial ban hammer. Soon it was time for the ceremony to begin. An acolyte called Tee Jay presented him to the high priest who was a bearded giant with a huge axe.
'Initiate Midden are you ready to become a moderator?'
'I am'
'Say the sacred word three times'
'Floccinaucinihilipilification, floccinaucinihilipilification, floccinaucinihilipilification'
'Behold the threadnaught, initiate'
As the door opened Midden screamed in horror.

Frank
09/06/2016, 9:59 PM
01 - Frank - The modded pathway
02 - Listeri69 - The Moderator Enter at your own risk....
03 - Erik Marcaigh - Warm & Cozy on the Inside
04 - Galactic Midden - Lie in wait
05 - Darkoba - Beware the Moderwock, my Son
06 - cleonymus - The Moderator's Lair.
07 - StiTch - ...is it?
08 - Simoof - It's Genuine Leather: The Slurry with the inFringement on the Top.
09 - RoyalHankey - Pirate and Hide
10 - Ouberos - FNS Lair
11 - phong - Strictly speaking
12 - FelixBast - The Wizard of Mod
13 - Alien - The Four Moderators.
14 - Saint John Hawke - Case number 1625327HY7875 - Fitting punishment
15 - Edith_The_Hutt - Unrepentant Plagarism
16 - T.j - Ohh to be a Moderator
17 - insanephoton - Midden's Initiation

The window for submissions will close in an hour and a bit's time. If you've got anything to hand in, you'd better do it soon.

Frank
09/06/2016, 11:55 PM
http://www.cobrabeer.com/~/media/molson%20coors%20international/cobrabeer/images/pages/home/beer-gold/beer-gold_640x361.ashx

Welcome to the Official Drabble competition for you Drabble enthusiasts!!!


Here we run a weekly competition for the best drabble from the community that meets the following rules.


1. Drabbles must be 100 words exactly (Excluding the title)
2. Over-use of-hyphens-to keep your word-count at 100 is very amusing but probably not a great idea.
3. Keep it as clean as you can to suit the family forum rules here, so no frogs attached to anatomical parts
4. Only the first 20 entries are guaranteed a place in the weekly poll
5. 1 entry each, you may write as many drabbles as you want, but it is assumed that your first drabble is your chosen entry unless otherwise advised. But please mark Drabbles that you don't want entered as such
6. If your drabble is under or over 100 words you will have a chance to correct it before the poll is erected, at this point, your drabble may be DQ'd if other drabbles are available to take its place.
7. Drabbles must be set in the Elite Dangerous universe (as loosely as you care to make it)
8. It should try to meet the theme in some arguable way.
9. If there is more than one theme you must match at least one, but can gain extra votes if you meet more.
10. It's all for a bit of fun, so enjoy yourself... Enjoyment is mandatory!
11. If you win, you get to submit next week's Drabble topic, so make sure you post it by 3pm GMT Monday. Or else chaos will ensue and who knows what will happen...


Sometimes it's difficult to know what constitutes exactly 100 words. Out arbiter is
www.wordcounter.net
It doesn't matter if it's right or wrong. Its count is the law.


So submit your drabbles in reply to this thread, and the first 20 will be guaranteed entry into this weeks poll, and read out on our live Show Friday night.
Entries close at Random O'clock on Thursday evening (or sometimes if we have 20 entries earlier). All Drabbles submitted up to Friday Afternoon will have a good chance of being read out on the live Drabble readiing show.




The Weekly Drabble show is available in different ways
Live shows Friday's 19:00 GMT - 20:00 GMT (approximately)
Http://twitch.tv/psykokow (VIDEO)
http://laveradio.com/live (Audio Only)
http://huttonorbital.com/ (Audio Only)


Past Broadcasts are available to watch from
http://abrakadrabble.com/category/drabble-podcast/
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...a4eBPOehkU6JhV
OR Audio Versions available on
Itunes https://itunes.apple.com/ms/podcast/abraka-drabble
and
http://abrakadrabble.com/category/drabble-podcast/

Edith_The_Hutt
13/06/2016, 11:32 AM
New Topic: Cobra

StiTch
13/06/2016, 5:06 PM
“Inventor CMDR Gadjit, fresh from Greenhorn, reporting for duty”.
Schematics drawn for a sublime multirole ship.
Stern looks from the Boss:
“There’s a Cobra for that”.

“CMDR Gadjit, prebooked”, dejectedly to the taxi lady.
Blonde hair, beautiful eyes.
“No ship could whisk you from my arms”, he blurts.
“There’s a Cobra for that”

“CMDR Gadjit, ready for bed”, floral top and undies.
Musing what would give him meaning-
An advert, on TV:
“There’s a Cobra for that”

Dave Gadjit, years later, terminal.
“Where can I get the strength to continue?”
A voice beside him…
“There’s a Cobr-“
*smack*

Frank
13/06/2016, 5:19 PM
Am I even supposed to reply yet? Maybe the new kid should wait until the others have started putting Drabbles in...

I'm just waiting for Simoff to post his Drabble. I'm looking forward to seeing what I've come up with, this week

StiTch
13/06/2016, 5:20 PM
I'm just waiting for Simoff to post his Drabble. I'm looking forward to seeing what I've come up with, this week

Cool stuff. Wasn't sure what the ground rules are around here, other than "use words", "the word counter is always right" and "never listen to ground rules".

Give me a couple of weeks and I'll come up with some worthy drabbling, I tell you ;)

Darkoba
13/06/2016, 7:14 PM
The assassin slid on his belly down the slope towards the landing pad. He used rocks and outcrops to ensure he was unseen.

A man walked out onto the empty pad. He looked around impatiently, activating his comms-unit.

"It's me. Where's the ship? You said a ship would meet me here."

"Yes, I promised a Cobra would rendezvous with you. Be patient. It'll show."

The assassin reached the pad and slid silently towards the man.

The man heard a hiss. He turned. The assassin reared up, spat at the man’s eyes and struck.

*Target destroyed. Mission accomplished* the King-Cobra-bot reported.

Alien
13/06/2016, 8:07 PM
It was an ingenious contraption. Only the most twisted perverted mind could have designed it.
A cow had been used because of their frequent flatulence and that was cross bred with a cobra to make it deadly, and that was cross bred with a boar, because why wouldn't you?

The rear end of the creature was positioned a few centimeters from the victim's nostrils. The victim would be connected to a defibrillator. The victim would endure this every hour. They would die and be brought back to life.

And that's how Simoof was klilled by a pigfart for 42 years.

Darkoba
13/06/2016, 10:42 PM
It was an ingenious contraption. Only the most twisted perverted mind could have designed it.

Well, you said it ;)


And that's how Simoof was klilled by a pigfart for 42 years.

Oh dear, the things Simoof/we has/have to put up with :S

moose666
13/06/2016, 11:20 PM
Captain Leo was in the head, preparing for what he termed "A leisurely gentleman's pee". Unfortunately, he was not aware of the sleeping cobra.

The snake woke from the unexpected shower, and lashed out.

Midshipman Aurthor recalled the incident to the doctor.

"First I heard a horrified shriek, then the cap'n burst out the head like a rocket, screamin' GERRITOFF GERRITOFF GERRITOF! The snake was hangin' off his you know what too, was pretty funny at the time."

The doctor sighed; "I don't think the captain having his 'you know what' wrapped up like Tutankhamen will be funny for him."

RoyalHankey
14/06/2016, 3:22 PM
Snake on a Cobra

They picked up a Cobra mk3 on the scanners..
It just missed a Police Viper.
There was no docking request.
Simoof said 'I know that ship, it's Alien's'
On entering the Cobra missed an Asp,
The Cobra finally came to a halt.
Alien came running out saying 'Cobra, Cobra.'
The attendant said 'yes your ship is a Cobra.'
NO!! Alien said 'COBRA' and pointed to ship.
Attendant replied what you mean that ship is a Cobra.
Simoof appeared and said 'Sorry Alien has a phobia of snakes.'
'She cant even say snake, there must be a Cobra inside her Cobra.'

Saint John Hawke
14/06/2016, 3:30 PM
Snakes on a Cobra

They picked up an Cobra Mk3 on the scanners.
It just missed a Police Viper.
There was no docking request.
Psykokow said 'I know that ship, it's Rascons'
On entering the Cobra missed an Eagle,
The Cobra finally came to a halt.
Rascon came running out saying 'Cobras, Cobras.'
The attendant said 'yes your ship is a Cobra.'
NO!! Rascon said 'COBRAS' and pointed to ship.
Attendant replied what you mean that ship is a Cobra.
Psykokow appeared and said 'Sorry Rascon has a phobia of snakes.'
'He cant even say snake, there must be a Cobras inside his Cobra.'

Darkoba
14/06/2016, 3:47 PM
Snake on a Cobra

They picked up a Cobra mk3 on the scanners..
It just missed a Police Viper.
There was no docking request.
Simoof said 'I know that ship, it's Aliens'
On entering the Cobra missed an Asp,
The Cobra finally came to a halt.
Alien came running out saying 'Cobra, Cobra.'
The attendant said 'yes your ship is a Cobra.'
NO!! Alien said 'COBRA' and pointed to ship.
Attendant replied what you mean that ship is a Cobra.
Simoof appeared and said 'Sorry Alien has a phobia of snakes.'
'She cant even say snake, there must be a Cobra inside her Cobra.'


Snakes on a Cobra

They picked up an Imperial Cutter on the scanners.
It just missed a Police Viper.
There was no docking request.
Psykokow said 'I know that ship, it's Rascons'
On entering the Cobra missed an Eagle,
The Cobra finally came to a halt.
Rascon came running out saying 'Cobras, Cobras.'
The attendant said 'yes your ship is a Cobra.'
NO!! Rascon said 'COBRAS' and pointed to ship.
Attendant replied what you mean that ship is a Cobra.
Psykokow appeared and said 'Sorry Rascon has a phobia of snakes.'
'He cant even say snake, there must be a Cobras inside his Cobra.'

Feel free to call me confused!?!?! :O:S:O:S How is it possible that the same scenario could play out at two different places in the universe, with different people having the same phobia and different (but known) 'attendants'? It's uncanny! There MUST be a parallel universe [where is it][where is it]
And in that 'other' universe, ships can, apparently, change form (from Cutter to Cobra). Exciting, isn't it?


I always thought March was supposed to be the 'mad month'.

Gully_Foyle
14/06/2016, 3:49 PM
Feel free to call me confused!?!?! :O:S:O:S How is it possible that the same scenario could play out at two different places in the universe, with different people having the same phobia and different (but known) 'attendants'? It's uncanny! There MUST be a parallel universe [where is it][where is it]
It's just Quantum Mechanics. Happens all the time. Some know it as "coincidence". ;)

Alien
14/06/2016, 3:54 PM
Snake on a Cobra

They picked up a Cobra mk3 on the scanners..
It just missed a Police Viper.
There was no docking request.
Simoof said 'I know that ship, it's Aliens'
On entering the Cobra missed an Asp,
The Cobra finally came to a halt.
Alien came running out saying 'Cobra, Cobra.'
The attendant said 'yes your ship is a Cobra.'
NO!! Alien said 'COBRA' and pointed to ship.
Attendant replied what you mean that ship is a Cobra.
Simoof appeared and said 'Sorry Alien has a phobia of snakes.'
'She cant even say snake, there must be a Cobra inside her Cobra.'
I'm going to be picky here about the line I bolded.
There is a difference between "Aliens" and "Alien's" ... a very big difference, actually.

insanephoton
14/06/2016, 4:42 PM
It's just Quantum Mechanics. Happens all the time. Some know it as "coincidence". ;)

If you want to see Quantum Mechanics in action in the game just try salvage missions. The cargo must have been dropped by Shrodinger's cat.

RoyalHankey
14/06/2016, 4:47 PM
I'm going to be picky here about the line I bolded.
There is a difference between "Aliens" and "Alien's" ... a very big difference, actually.

Sorted, sorry

Darkoba
14/06/2016, 5:05 PM
If you want to see Quantum Mechanics in action in the game just try salvage missions. The cargo must have been dropped by Shrodinger's cat.

Is that before or after its death?

If it's dead, that is.

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I'm going to be picky here about the line I bolded.
There is a difference between "Aliens" and "Alien's" ... a very big difference, actually.

I do harp on about it, but see how important that little apostrophe is?!

For want of a nail ... .... the war was lost.

Ouberos
14/06/2016, 5:21 PM
So I thought I might change my style for this weeks entry. This little splash of joy is entitled :


The sad fate of Roger the Cabin boy.


“Trading up eh? I remember my first Cobra. This one is a bit older, a bit more beaten up but it's got provenance!”


“Really?” I was suspicious. It was knackered.


“Cmdr Stains and Blaster Bates once flew this beauty. They were famous gankers. Their cabin boy went missing just before they bought it. No one ever found his body. It's a mystery,”


Some time later I found a clue to Roger the cabin boys fate. In Uv black light the cabin lit up like a cosmos made of jizz.


Writ large in thick ropes, the words


“Help meee!”

Frank
14/06/2016, 6:02 PM
The indignant old man slapped the salesman's hands away from the controls. "Who do you think you're talking to? Don't show me what to do. I flew one of these old girls in the War, against Thargoids. Cobras are simple to fly, seat of your pants, with none of your fancy shmancy gizmos."

To demonstrate his piloting prowess he executed a fast take-off. He pointed his nose upwards before banking and swooping the spacecraft towards the exit, but then planted the Cobra into the wall a few metres above the letterbox slot. "So... how much extra is a docking computer?"

Alien
14/06/2016, 9:04 PM
01 - StiTch - Thrice Bitten
02 - Darkoba - A Misunderstanding
03 - Alien - 368,172 Hours In Forty Two Years
04 - moose666 - Federation Heads In A Nutshell
05 - Royal Hankey - Snake On A Cobra
06 - Saint John Hawke - Snakes On A Cobra
07 - Ouberos - The Sad Fate Of Roger The Cabin Boy
08 - Frank - Back In My Day
09 -
10 -
11 -
12 -
13 -
14 -
15 -
16 -
17 -
18 -
19 -
20 -

Frank
14/06/2016, 9:56 PM
It looks a bit like a flag

Galactic Midden
14/06/2016, 10:05 PM
It looks a bit like a flag

Yes, a white flag of submission.

Come on people where are all your drabbles?

I'm looking at you Midden... don't stare at me like that... you haven't written about your cobra yet... what do you mean you've drank it... you were supposed to be saving that for a special occasion... like tonight of course, or tomorrow, but definitely this week for the contest... yes the contest... you know, the one to win the coveted crown of destiny and wave the flag of submission whilst everyone prostrates themselves at your feet... where's it being held!?... I don't know, it wasn't announced, probably in Winnard's hole it's where all the crazy ideas come from... get writing!

Darkoba
14/06/2016, 10:44 PM
It's sort of comforting to know that I'm not the only one who is stark, staring bonkers :D

Thanks for the Rep+1... I rest my case :D

Erik Marcaigh
15/06/2016, 4:12 AM
The salesman slapped the indignant old miner out of the pilot's seat after he faceplanted the shiny new Cobra into the station wall, just meters from the letterbox slot. "What do you think you're trying to prove? Your breath reeks of Janx, your mind is feeble, you stink like Hutton Orbital's Cubicle 3, and there was no war with Thargoids!"

To demonstrate his superior education, he pulled up Wikipedia-3300 on his tablet and searched for 'Thargoids'. "See? Says right here that they're a myth, concocted by old people who spent so much time in the black, it addled their minds."

Simoof
15/06/2016, 5:05 AM
The Thargoid slapped the Wikipedia-3300 out of the salesman's hands sending it flying. It smashed into the station wall just meters from the letterbox slot. "click clack click cckkk trtrt crr smelly crrrk t frank crrkk crrkk liquidised kkrk cthrip flush crack drroop Hutton Orbital's crux throop cubicle 3."


To demonstrate its exceptional anatomy it executed a fast execution. It pointed the salesmans nose upwards before swooping down and snapping his neck. Now it was time to liquidise the old minor miner; looking at the sludge seeping out his trouser legs over his shoes, it appeared to be happening already.

Frank
15/06/2016, 7:23 AM
Simoof slapped the semi-liquid corpse out of the clutches of the thargoid "HAVE YOU NO RESPECT FOR YOUR ELDERS!?" The human had been liquefying nicely and would've soon been ready to drink.

They stood there for a moment, insectoid opposite humanoid. Simoof looked into expressionless compound eyes, maybe reading more than was there. He realised the cost of his foolish bravado. His eyes widened and he started to make a run for it.

He didn't even manage a yard before a pincer grabbed his neck and separated his head from his body. The thargoid lifted the head to examine it.

Darkoba
15/06/2016, 8:02 AM
Frank drew himself to his full height and slapped Simoof's head out of the Thargoid's pincer.
"You, you Bar Steward!" he shouted, "We destroyed you, ages ago! Where'd'ye come from yer creepy git?"
Frank swung his conveniently placed mining laser-knife at the Thargoid, removing six of its eight legs. It slumped to the cockpit floor, whistling monotonously and feebly.

Thinking to destroy this (last?) enemy of humanity, Frank cycled the main hatch open, prior to finishing the job.

He advanced on the creature, laser-knife poised, ready to carve the carapace into strips. Sven stepped through the hatch.

"Who's a Bar-Stewrad?"

_____________________________
Apparently, the powers that be won't accept 'b a r - s t e w a r d' without the spaces !!! Is this PC gone as bonkers as the rest of us?

Darkoba
15/06/2016, 9:21 AM
Sven slapped the laser-knife from Frank's gnarled hand.

"Frank, do you realise what you've just done?"

"Whadya mean? It's deadly!"

"No, that's the newest attraction for the bar. It's a robotoid. Idea was it would serve drinks at the tables and at the same time scare the pants off tourists. Now you've beggared the bug."

"Its programming musta gone haywire then. Look what it did to Simoof."

"No, it was programmed to do that if it ever saw Simoof. Let's see if I can fix it."

Sven withdrew a screwdriver from a pocket.

Frank watched, horrified, as Sven started working.

MrMogadon
15/06/2016, 1:28 PM
Dopey crawled from the robotoid’s ruined carapace and slapped the screwdriver from Sven’s hands.
‘Oy watch where you’re poking that. You nearly rerouted my plumbing jabbing about like that.’
Sven recoiled in surprise “What the fu…” was all he managed to say before tripping over Simoof’s head and knocking himself unconscious on the bulkhead.
“YOU” Frank ejaculated, pointing at Dopey, “What are you doing back here?”
“The manufacturers couldn’t get this to kill’ he said kicking the robotoid. “So they hired me to erm... help things along. I was meant to kill Simoof, then sneak back home after closing time.”

** Not for the Poll - I just hate to see a bandwagon passing by **

Darkoba
15/06/2016, 5:31 PM
** Not for the Poll - I just hate to see a bandwagon passing by **

Move up, folks. Make room for MrMogadon. :D

FelixBast
15/06/2016, 8:33 PM
The last time he had chased this target, it had slithered out of his grasp.
With grim determination he turned the ship and lined up behind the Cobra.
“You’re going nowhere,” he hissed under his breath and pulled the trigger.
His lasers, spitting fire, quickly brought down the ships shields.
He changed fire group and pulled the trigger again.
This time several missiles snaked out toward the fleeing ship.
After the ship exploded with a satisfying boom, a notification popped up on his console.
The bounty award of one and a half million credits made him feel like a King.

phong
16/06/2016, 1:21 PM
Cobra Care

Graven's chest swelled with pride as the warning light went out,drew himself up to his full height (four foot six )and gave the order.Steam hissed as the blast doors swung ponderously back through the curtain of water coming from the sprinklers set above.Immediately his crew were in motion,each running towards his assigned station.He halted beneath the landing pylon,the bucket clanking against his thigh.Dipping the mop head into the cold water,he reached up and began to scrub vigorously.He loved his job and today he got to clean 'The Emperor' s bottom.

Listeri69
16/06/2016, 5:04 PM
'Approaching the planets surface 400 meters to touchdown'

'roger that, landing gear deployed thrusting down slowly'

'Shift 30 degrees right and slowly does it..'

'10 meters to go...and we have touchdown...everyone into the airlock we have exploring to do'

'Right Sally get your space suit on and remember the temperature out there is just under 400 kelvin so you'll need the cooling suit'

'Oh do I have to, I hate wearing that stupid suit for longer than 40 seconds'

'Unless you want to become a boil in the bag human...'

'it's just everything gets really pointy especially with the Cold-Bra'

Frank
16/06/2016, 5:25 PM
The drunken old codger slapped the typewriter out of MrMogadon's hands "This is the Drabble Contest! Ain't no chain story type thread or nothin' like that. You wanna write for the chain story you go to that there thread. But first I wanna see yer 100 words posted here."

01 - StiTch - Thrice Bitten
02 - Darkoba - A Misunderstanding
03 - Alien - 368,172 Hours In Forty Two Years
04 - moose666 - Federation Heads In A Nutshell
05 - Royal Hankey - Snake On A Cobra
06 - Saint John Hawke - Snakes On A Cobra
07 - Ouberos - The Sad Fate Of Roger The Cabin Boy
08 - Frank - Back In My Day
09 - Erik Marcaigh - Generation Gap
10 - Simoof - The youth of Tomorrow
11 - FelixBast - Killing for profit
12 - phong - Cobra Care
13 - Listeri69 - A chilling tale of daring do....

I shall be very disappointed if that very contrived pun is not shunned.

Edith_The_Hutt
16/06/2016, 6:42 PM
The jet black cobra steamed gently in the morning sun. Water pooled where the landing pads pushed deep into the hard earth below.

"It's so big!" gasped Ben, straining against a hastily fitted flight suit two sizes too small.

"I've ridden bigger beasts than that," said Anne, leaning back and admiring the view, "but it's not the size, it's the power. Believe me, nothing thrusts quite like a Cobra; the speed, the acceleration, it feels... incredible," Anne bit her bottom lip

"It sounds magnificent," Ben's eyes were wide with anticipation, "I can't wait"

"Neither can I," said Anne, smiling hungrily

insanephoton
16/06/2016, 9:41 PM
David was unusually lucky and unlucky. Few people have survived their ship breaking up catastrophically at close to the speed of light or had to deal with the implications of time dilation.


He was a man out of his time, Nearly 200 years had elapsed since that terrible day and yet it had only been a few months for him. All his contemporaries were dead and the galaxy was very different. Galcop was long gone, frame shift drives had been created and there was even a female emperor. Some things hadn't changed though. The Cobra was still a fine ship

Frank
16/06/2016, 9:51 PM
Okay Folks! You had your chance to enter your Drabbles.

That's the poll up now
https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/265833-Stories-with-a-bite-Drabble-Contest-156-Cobra

Erik Marcaigh
20/06/2016, 2:05 AM
Welcome to the Official Drabble competition for you Drabble enthusiasts!!!
This past week, out of the Cobra pit of drabbles, one emerged victorious. Congrats to Insanephoton for the win!

It's been said in dark corners and smelly places that he's picked a new topic this week. It's RUMORS

http://wpuploads.appadvice.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/rumors.jpg

Here we run a weekly competition for the best drabble from the community that meets the following rules.


1. Drabbles must be 100 words exactly (Excluding the title)
2. Over-use of-hyphens-to keep your word-count at 100 is very amusing but probably not a great idea.
3. Keep it as clean as you can to suit the family forum rules here, so no frogs attached to anatomical parts
4. Only the first 20 entries are guaranteed a place in the weekly poll
5. 1 entry each, you may write as many drabbles as you want, but it is assumed that your first drabble is your chosen entry unless otherwise advised. But please mark Drabbles that you don't want entered as such
6. If your drabble is under or over 100 words you will have a chance to correct it before the poll is erected, at this point, your drabble may be DQ'd if other drabbles are available to take its place.
7. Drabbles must be set in the Elite Dangerous universe (as loosely as you care to make it)
8. It should try to meet the theme in some arguable way.
9. If there is more than one theme you must match at least one, but can gain extra votes if you meet more.
10. It's all for a bit of fun, so enjoy yourself... Enjoyment is mandatory!
11. If you win, you get to submit next week's Drabble topic, so make sure you post it by 3pm GMT Monday. Or else chaos will ensue and who knows what will happen...


Sometimes it's difficult to know what constitutes exactly 100 words. Out arbiter is
www.wordcounter.net (http://www.wordcounter.net)
It doesn't matter if it's right or wrong. Its count is the law.


So submit your drabbles in reply to this thread, and the first 20 will be guaranteed entry into this weeks poll, and read out on our live Show Friday night.
Entries close at Random O'clock on Thursday evening (or sometimes if we have 20 entries earlier). All Drabbles submitted up to Friday Afternoon will have a good chance of being read out on the live Drabble readiing show.




The Weekly Drabble show is available in different ways
Live shows Friday's 19:00 GMT - 20:00 GMT (approximately)
Http://twitch.tv/psykokow (VIDEO)
http://laveradio.com/live (Audio Only)
http://huttonorbital.com/ (Audio Only)


Past Broadcasts are available to watch from
http://abrakadrabble.com/category/drabble-podcast/
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...a4eBPOehkU6JhV
OR Audio Versions available on
Itunes https://itunes.apple.com/ms/podcast/abraka-drabble
and
http://abrakadrabble.com/category/drabble-podcast/

Simoof
20/06/2016, 5:42 AM
The winner of this weeks drabble competition gets a free makeover.

Darkoba
20/06/2016, 7:14 AM
Congrats to Insanephoton - a moving, future nostalgic drabble.

Erik, somebody said you had dropped this. 'U' I don't know how true it is, but you know how these things get around. :D

Frank
20/06/2016, 7:16 AM
Here's that Drabble banner the way it shoUld be drawn..

http://i.imgur.com/3zT2Hxl.png

Erik Marcaigh
20/06/2016, 7:30 AM
Could someone with more fonts than me please fix that Drabble banner?



Congrats to Insanephoton - a moving, future nostalgic drabble.

Erik, somebody said you had dropped this. 'U' I don't know how true it is, but you know how these things get around. :D

You know, all those extra letters just waste bandwidth. Conserve energy instead!

Use that energy to write a drabble! Now, git to it!!!

Steph
20/06/2016, 2:07 PM
Title : Don't believe everything you hear.

----------------------------

"OK, we're all here. Now would you mind telling us why you called us in?"

"The mother lode gentlemen, riches beyond your wildest dreams."

"We're listening..."

"Those filthy Hutton Truckers. They're coming through here in ships filled with Mugs".

An echo on the scanner silenced the conversation. A single ship, Viper class. The viper was ident scanned simultaneously by several of the gathered ships.

Pilot : CMDR Snuffler
Combat Rating : Deadly

"Welcome gentlemen. You shouldn't believe everything you hear. Now then, who's going to be first?"

"Please don't kill us Snuffler! Please don’t kill us Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh”.

phong
20/06/2016, 2:18 PM
'The Masked Drabblers'

'Divvy up'.Pirates being pirates,they weren't very good at this part of 'the life'.Even the recently introduced queueing system they had all agreed to broke down swiftly as they aprroached the mound of booty,breaking in to a run as they spotted the one thing they craved above all others,with shouts and cheers of exultation.
Take one theme,three pendants and a comma,add a dash of imagination,a pinch of salt and a tweak of the tale.Et voila.. anozzer testy drabble!
'It's not all about u.Rum,ours.' read the note from Hutton Dockers Writers Union.

Frank
20/06/2016, 5:41 PM
"I heard he rescued his brother from a Thargoid ambush."

"I heard he punched a Thargoid.. in the mouth."

"I heard he survived a bite from a Riedquatian Spider."

"I heard he could control BlueTooth devices.. by thought alone."

"I heard he developed a superpotent biofuel."

"I heard he blew up an entire planet."

"I heard he travelled back in time.. and built the Pyramids."

The place fell silent as an old man shuffled into the bar, sat on his favourite stool, and ordered a Janx.

He noticed all the people staring at him. He scowled back and squawked "What!?"

Darkoba
20/06/2016, 6:19 PM
"I heard ... etc.

The bar fell silent as an old man shuffled into the bar, sat on his favourite stool, and ordered a Janx.

He noticed all the people staring at him. He scowled back and squawked "What!?"

I believe all of it! ... ROFL (despite the backpain). Great admiration for your keeping in character :D... Or, gawdelpusall, is that real? :O:O:O

Frank
20/06/2016, 7:02 PM
I'm just looking forward to Kow's pronunciation of "Riedquatian" :D

MINDWIPE
20/06/2016, 10:56 PM
TITLE - "The Setup"

After weeks of searching, Morrison gave up. He sat at a bar in Eurybia, drowning his sorrows looking worse than he felt.

“whats up friend?” asked the barkeep. Morrison replied “been searching for Thermic Alloys and I cant find anything”.

“Is that all! Rumour has it they're abundant in Scylaa”

Morrison sobered. “Great advice thanks”. “anytime” replied the Barkeep.

Next day, Morrison dropped into a Scylaa signal source

“JACKPOT, damm, he was right”. Suddenly four pirate anaconda's jumped in. “oh crap!” Morrison thought. Over the comms came “hehehe there's one born every day, now die you fool” chuckled the barkeep.

RoyalHankey
20/06/2016, 11:58 PM
Title:- The failed ambush

Rumor has it that Psykokow killed simoof.
Rascon asked Psykokow whats this rumor I heard you killed simoof'.
'No' said Psykokow 'it wasn't me'
Rascon said 'Who was it then?'
Psykokow .said 'Think it was Winnard'
Winnard came into the bar and sat next to Rascon.
Rascon asked 'Have you seen simoof recently'.
Winnard replied 'Yes but Alien killed him'.
Alien who was in hearing distance turned around.
She replied 'Wasn't me I missed him'
Simoof stormed into the bar and shouted.
'WHO TRIED KILL ME THIS WEEK'
'WELL.........You all missed, I am surprised you didn't hit each other twits.

Saint John Hawke
21/06/2016, 12:14 AM
Title:- Simoofs risky mission

Rumor was there was a fortune to be made at New Yembo.
Smuggling missions galore all worth millions of credits.
Simoof started his journey setting waypoints and scoop points.
Off he went and landed at Liberty Station.
He looked in the mission board.
He found a job worth millions.
He set his first 15 waypoints and checked places to scoop from.
After that he selected a route avoiding pirate locations.
He was interdicted 2 jumps from home.
Well known Pirate Midden gave chase.
He escaped but Midden interdicted again.
Simoof managed to avoid this one and made his deserved fortune.

moose666
21/06/2016, 1:11 AM
The anaconda's cargo bay was a mess.
"What happened here?"
"They got out and started trashing the place"
"What did?"
"Kangaroos, from Earth, I was taking them to the sanctuary on Fawaol when the stasis regulator blew and they kicked their way out the canisters"
"Ouch, what's the damage?"
"The cargo racks are scrap, the ship's superstructure is fine though."

They left the ship. Outside, a rep was waiting.
"Heard you specialise in live animals, got a run for you"
"Gotta fix my boat up first, what's the haul?"
"50 units of..." he squinted at the docket "kanga... roo"
"....More?"

phong
21/06/2016, 8:09 PM
Not for competition:

Rumours(unproven)
Saint John is pronounced Sin-gee-un.
Latest AI enhancements are better.
In space,the private yacht is obsolete.
Empty vessels make more noise when exploading than full ones.
It is possible to fly faster than the speed of light.
Many a mickle maks a muckle.(Any attempt to determine exactly how many mickles per muckle has been frustrated by the entire absence of both mickle and muckle for comparison.)
Latest AI enhancements are worse.
The distinctive Python of Montgomery's Circus was spotted near Reidquaat.
A taut tautology adds tension.
The last ten words are always the most difficult.oops!

FelixBast
21/06/2016, 8:39 PM
Commander Dale had just made a very large “charity contribution” to the Sirius Corporation.
A rumour said that this was the quickest way to increase his reputation with them.
The reason he wanted the reputation was because, according to what someone in a bar told him, the Sirius Corporation could grant a permit to enter the Sirius system.
He wanted to get to the Sirius system because, someone said, an Engineer there could improve his ships handling.
The commander wondered at his motivations for all this.
Just because he didn’t like how it felt when he pulled on his stick?

Frank
21/06/2016, 9:13 PM
Ma was stirrin' the kettle by the time we made it back. She'd been cookin' all day with veggies from the garden, an' some of that possum we'd found stealin' the vittles.

"What have you boys been up to? You got th' look of being up ta no good, and I got a call from our lawman says he saw you by the docks."

"It was the kid, Simoof. He was messin' with an Asp Explorer's ports an' 30,000 lightyears of crap submerged 'im an' killed 'im! Wot a sight!"

"You boys kin keep that rude 'umor offa this table!"

--edit---

I must've been drunk when I wrote that Drabble. I can't ever remember writing a pun that bad before. I'll have another go..


I Could Tell You, But Then...

"I thought you'd have the decency to deny it!"

The Federation ambassador shrugged and offered the anti-slaver a drink.

"Of course there were rumours, like why slavery was so widespread and.. organised. And if the MegaCorps were involved then that meant it would have the backing of the Government."

"You bleeding-heart liberals are all the same! We are trying to minimise loss of life here. If there wasn't a market for slaves what do you think pirates would do to captured traders?

Speaking of minimising loss of life. If this got out.." He shrugged again and pulled out a gun.

Simoof
22/06/2016, 5:53 AM
The comms startled her, it was her father:
"Why'd I find out about this from Second Hand News stories?"
Her father, Mac, had never believed in her Dreams.
She swore at him "I Am Never Going Back!"
"Dont'! Stop! Please let me join you." he pleaded
"Go Your Own Way" She was annoyed that some Songbird had told her father.
The Chain of events leading to this point seem contrived.
"You Make Loving Fundamentally..."
"I Don't want To Know!" she barked. "Oh Daddy, I am like Gold Dust..."
"Woman!" her father interrupted, "Who would employ you?"
"The Fleet would, Mac."

Miko_Stargazer
22/06/2016, 7:45 AM
Title: They Skitter Among Us

“I’m telling you, it’s the bloody Thargoids. I hear they’re infiltrating our governments in order to wipe us all out.”

“I hear the Thargoids come in peace.” Anten cut in with his odd smile. “They say the Thargoids want to grant humanity a golden age and we should welcome their benevolence.”

I eyed Anten curiously. He was always odd with his pallid face that didn’t always seem to move right, and his strange ways of speaking, and I swore I saw him eat a cricket he found on his sleeve once, but he had always seemed like a trustworthy guy.

cleonymus
22/06/2016, 12:04 PM
Fleetwood's map

Fleetwood searched Galnet for second hand news of his pristine rings.
"I'm never going back again after the pirate incident." He paused.
"Don't stop" said his beautiful copilot. "You can always go your own way. A songbird tells of the chain of stars to riches. Come to bed and show me again."
"You make loving fun." said Fleetwood, "But the map is secret"
"Then I don't want to know." breathed his co pilot.
Cleonymus began drawing the map on her naked body.
"Oh daddy" she gasped.
"You'll soon have plenty of gold dust woman. The rings are not just rumours."

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Tarnation - should'v read Simoofs drabble before I started!

Frank
22/06/2016, 2:05 PM
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Tarnation - should'v read Simoofs drabble before I started!

Rumour has it that Simoof likes to nick other people's stories, so if it comes to the crunch I'll take your side. <solemn nod>

Galactic Midden
22/06/2016, 8:25 PM
Rumour has it that Simoof likes to nick other people's stories, so if it comes to the crunch I'll take your side. <solemn nod>

I had the Fleetwood Mac drabble already worked out and I knew I shouldn't have told it to Simoof!!

Erik Marcaigh
22/06/2016, 8:32 PM
Ma was upset when we got back to the house. She'd been staying up late waiting on us to get back.

"You know them folks that stay opposite Erik's Drabble banner? Well, I got an interesting call from them, said some kids wearing balaclavas climbed up on it and defaced it."

We had ditched our headgear, "It could've been anyone."

"All three were wearing 'Elite' T-shirts"

"They are popular T-shirts. Some people might accuse us of defacing the poster, but it was only to stick in our letter for our British spelling of the word..

It's just our 'U' Ma."

Frank
22/06/2016, 9:30 PM
01 - Steph - Don't believe everything you hear.
02 - phong - The Masked Drabblers
03 - Frank - Second Hand News
04 - MINDWIPE - The Setup
05 - RoyalHankey - The failed ambush
06 - Saint John Hawke - Simoofs risky mission
07 - moose666 - The dangers of live animal transport.
08 - FelixBast - According to rumour
09 - Simoof - In perfect order.
10 - Miko_Stargazer - They Skitter Among Us
11 - cleonymus - Fleetwood's map
12 - Erik Marcaigh - Culture Clash
13 -
14 -
15 -
16 -
17 -
18 -
19 -
20 -


Well done Erik. That's the best Drabble you've ever entered into the contest. But I think you might just be pipped at the post. Those newcomers have gotten some great stories there.

Slots 13 to 20 are still to be filled. Pay no attention to what may or may not be happening elsewhere on the internet. Get yer Drabbles in! Just post your 100-word (not including the title) masterpieces here, set in the Elite Galaxy, on the subject of "Rumours"

Galactic Midden
22/06/2016, 10:19 PM
"Tell another one Gramps!" the cadets cheered.

The old miner spat into his chicken dinner, <why could he never get a moments peace!>. He spun round in his carriage. "Didn't your maw ever tell you not to sneak up on yer elders!?"

Fatty Burble squared up to Frank sitting 3' 9" on his zero-g commode module. "You owe us Gramps, last week's story was a trick, none of it was true!"

Frank scratched his bald patch trying to recall his latest tall tale, <sauce, something about mother's sauce>. "OK, here's the real ending... I said 'it's salty-sweet! unbelievable roux maw'".

Erik Marcaigh
23/06/2016, 2:38 AM
I must've been drunk when I wrote that Drabble. I can't ever remember writing a pun that bad before. I'll have another go..


I thought you were always drunk? How do you tell the difference between when you're drunk drunk and a sober drunk? :)

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Well done Erik. That's the best Drabble you've ever entered into the contest. But I think you might just be pipped at the post. Those newcomers have gotten some great stories there.


Yeah, somehow I always seem to miss the boat.

I dunno about the newcomers. Moof's definitely got one of my votes this time around.

Frank
23/06/2016, 8:34 AM
I thought you were always drunk? How do you tell the difference between when you're drunk drunk and a sober drunk? :)
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xehe2g_father-jack-is-sober-for-the-first_fun

Erik Marcaigh
23/06/2016, 3:42 PM
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xehe2g_father-jack-is-sober-for-the-first_fun


Erm, do me a favor then?
Just stay drunk drunk.
tyvm :)

Darkoba
23/06/2016, 3:51 PM
Erm, do me a favor then?
Just stay drunk drunk.
tyvm :)

Don'cha mean "J'st stay dr'nk dr'nk."? J'st askin' :D

phong
23/06/2016, 5:06 PM
Again,not for contest:Jest because

The pirate had not been feeling himself for a while. In flight,his ship's path was erratic,to say the least,veering almost drunkenly, lurching and tumbling as he sought to control both the stick and the shudders that shook his meagre frame ever more frequently,ever more violently.Even as he cursed and railed against the fate that had brought him to this state his shoulders began to shake and he felt the laughter bubbling up inside once again,making aiming at the lumbering T9 dancing about his reticule impossible.If only he hadn't read those dammned drabbles!Arrrrgh! 'umour.

psykokow
23/06/2016, 6:41 PM
The cockpit shook violently as the warp bubble collapsed around his eagle, the light from the star made the cockpit glass sparkle.
Turning towards Eden he powered up his frameshift throttle.
The journey was now beginning, one hour of accelerating and 30 mins slowly decelerating to hit the optimal journey time to hutton orbital. Well so the rumour went.
He was on his way to pick up his free anaconda and fill its hold with unlimited rares and free gold.
Well so the rumour went.
After 32 minutes flight his fuel light blinked, but an eagle had enough fuel.. well,

Frank
23/06/2016, 9:29 PM
01 - Steph - Don't believe everything you hear.
02 - phong - The Masked Drabblers
03 - Frank - Second Hand News
04 - MINDWIPE - The Setup
05 - RoyalHankey - The failed ambush
06 - Saint John Hawke - Simoofs risky mission
07 - moose666 - The dangers of live animal transport.
08 - FelixBast - According to rumour
09 - Simoof - In perfect order.
10 - Miko_Stargazer - They Skitter Among Us
11 - cleonymus - Fleetwood's map
12 - Erik Marcaigh - Culture Clash
13 - Galactic Midden - Ooh, Saucy
14 - psykokow - Data Verification Required
15 -
16 -
17 -
18 -
19 -
20 -

Just the 14 Drabbles then, and only an hour to go before the deadline <sniff>

That is a whole hour though. I'm sure there are still plenty Drabbles still to be handed in.

Exactly 100 words (not including the title) posted on this thread about this week's topic, Rumours.

insanephoton
23/06/2016, 10:05 PM
There's something big out there that the authorities aren't telling us. A lot of ships have gone missing in this region recently. Don't tell me that you believe the story about pirates? I have a few contacts with some less than savoury people and they tell me that the crime syndicates are moving out. Something's got them scared and it's not the cops or the navy. Talking of the navy, you heard that the 6th fleet is heading this way. If the rumours are true someone made contact with aliens and it didn't go so well. Be afraid, very afraid

Frank
23/06/2016, 10:41 PM
Okay! You all had time to come out with it and say your piece. You're too late to submit any more entries for this week.


...but don't listen to hearsay. Check it out yourself by going to
https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/268447-Can-this-be-true-Drabble-contest-157-Rumours

Entarius Fusion
24/06/2016, 1:05 AM
Super Secret Scuttlebutt Station

The Civilian station swirled in a neat oval around the age old world called Lagrange, this small piece of metal floating in the void around an ordinary gas giant was anything but ordinary. For many years, missions were given from this station but nothing could could be bought or sold from here. Commanders picking up packages, taking them to places around inhabited space. Always labeled as superconductors or Hydrogen fuel but something didn't quite add up. Commanders wouldn't question the contents.... only the credits the contracts contained. What was really inside the consignments.... Tune in next week to find out

Simoof
27/06/2016, 4:08 PM
Welcome to the Official Drabble competition for you Drabble enthusiasts!!!
LAst week had some controversial voting, leading to a Ménage à trois:
Congrats to Frank, Mindwipe and Simoof??? for the win!

Some say Top Gear is rubbish now. But we have 3 topics for you to use.
It's "Ipso Facto" , "Unity" and "Leaving it To Mindwipe and Simoof"

http://moof-it.com/pics/drabpoo.png

Here we run a weekly competition for the best drabble from the community that meets the following rules.


1. Drabbles must be 100 words exactly (Excluding the title)
2. Over-use of-hyphens-to keep your word-count at 100 is very amusing but probably not a great idea.
3. Keep it as clean as you can to suit the family forum rules here, so no frogs attached to anatomical parts
4. Only the first 20 entries are guaranteed a place in the weekly poll
5. 1 entry each, you may write as many drabbles as you want, but it is assumed that your first drabble is your chosen entry unless otherwise advised. But please mark Drabbles that you don't want entered as such
6. If your drabble is under or over 100 words you will have a chance to correct it before the poll is erected, at this point, your drabble may be DQ'd if other drabbles are available to take its place.
7. Drabbles must be set in the Elite Dangerous universe (as loosely as you care to make it)
8. It should try to meet the theme in some arguable way.
9. If there is more than one theme you must match at least one, but can gain extra votes if you meet more.
10. It's all for a bit of fun, so enjoy yourself... Enjoyment is mandatory!
11. If you win, you get to submit next week's Drabble topic, so make sure you post it by 3pm GMT Monday. Or else chaos will ensue and who knows what will happen...


Sometimes it's difficult to know what constitutes exactly 100 words. Out arbiter is
www.wordcounter.net (http://www.wordcounter.net)
It doesn't matter if it's right or wrong. Its count is the law.


So submit your drabbles in reply to this thread, and the first 20 will be guaranteed entry into this weeks poll, and read out on our live Show Friday night.
Entries close at Random O'clock on Thursday evening (or sometimes if we have 20 entries earlier). All Drabbles submitted up to Friday Afternoon will have a good chance of being read out on the live Drabble readiing show.




The Weekly Drabble show is available in different ways
Live shows Friday's 19:00 GMT - 20:00 GMT (approximately)
Http://twitch.tv/psykokow (VIDEO)
http://laveradio.com/live (Audio Only)
http://huttonorbital.com/ (Audio Only)


Past Broadcasts are available to watch from
http://abrakadrabble.com/category/drabble-podcast/
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...a4eBPOehkU6JhV
OR Audio Versions available on
Itunes https://itunes.apple.com/ms/podcast/abraka-drabble
and
http://abrakadrabble.com/category/drabble-podcast/[/QUOTE]

Frank
27/06/2016, 6:08 PM
News just in. Alioth pulling out of the Single Galactic Market has destabilised everything. The Bank of Zaonce has dissolved the Galactic Credit, and systems are having to resort to old currencies. Arque will re-introduce the New-Caledonian Groat, and a large proportion of the galaxy are promoting the Solarian Dollar as the currency of the MegaCorps.

The independent system, Shesmu, thought using The Trumble as a unit of exchange would make them all very rich because of their famed reproductive rate, but they ended up with runaway inflation.

Ipso facto the galaxy's in turmoil. Only the trade negotiators are richer.

Darkoba
27/06/2016, 6:48 PM
Wow!... Just 'wow!' Very insightful (and topical).

<Hmm, wonder where the idea, no, inspiration, came from ;) >



PS. Why do we suddenly HAVE to give a reason for editing?

cleonymus
28/06/2016, 2:41 PM
Buddy I have "Groats" to spare!

"I know it was a typo. I can understand the mistake. That still leaves me with the problem of buying enough fuel to jump to a scoopable star so I can go somewhere that WILL take my cargo."
The docker shook his head sadly. "You will have to sell something, perhaps some ships equipment. That fuel scoop looks to be in good condition."
"Is everyone in Arque a joker? They changed the the currency in Arque, the report said. Special prices at the commodity market it said."
The frustrated captain kicked the cargo canister. Inside the goats all started bleating.

Frank
28/06/2016, 3:19 PM
That's two Drabbles now. That's a shame. I thought I was going to win by default. At least if everyone uses their two votes I can tie for first place.




PS. Why do we suddenly HAVE to give a reason for editing?

They should've had "Who needs reasons when you've got onionhead?" as one of the default options.

RoyalHankey
28/06/2016, 6:55 PM
Title:- How may times can you kill a commander

There was a group based at Unity in New Yembo
They are Mindwipe, Psykookow, Rascon and Alien.
They had all 1 mission in mind, Kill Simoof
First was Mindwipe he sneaked behind a asteroid
Firing his torpedos gave Simoof no time.
As Simoof exited the station Psykokow fired 12 heatseakers.
They ripped Simoof Sidewinder to ribbons, killing him again
Next came Rascon, ramming him with his orca, now that was cheating.
But the best was saved till last. Simoof hid inside the station.
Alien was in for a hard time, but fired her rail guns and then Simoof died again.

Saint John Hawke
28/06/2016, 7:13 PM
Title:- What is on earth going on near Maia

It was a tense time for the Empire and Federation
They had no quarrel with each other.
All was well between them but there was tension.
It was from somewhere near Maia system.
The thargoids was Colonizing everywhere.
General Zod called for Unity, and he answered yes sir.
Where is the Empires Fleet.
I don't know replied Unity
Something big is happening here and I want know what.
Yes sir, wrecked ships everywhere said Unity.
Surely these can't all be Mahddogs replied Zod
What makes you say that Sir?
Mahddog would run out of fuel way before he ever gets here.

moose666
29/06/2016, 1:57 AM
Psykokow came up to the landing pad, and did a double take.
"Alien, where's my T9?"

Instead of the lakon brick, a pink orca graced the pad.
"It's the result of leaving your bank details to Mindwipe and Simoof, you can probably contest the transaction."
"That involves lawyers though, they argue black is white with latin gibberish like 'modens tolens ipso facto, sic as a parrot'"

Kow then saw the name on it's side : 'The Potatorca'
"RIGHT" he snapped, "get those two, we're going on a trip to New Yembo"

And thats how Simoof and Mindwipe got marooned on unity.

Frank
29/06/2016, 7:03 AM
Before anyone cites me as the real culprit of the Pink Orca, I'd like to point out that I never said Psykokow flew one. It was his alter-ego, Susan Boils, who had the flashy vehicle. And even then it was for a promotional appearance.

Darkoba
29/06/2016, 9:49 AM
"That's the problem with gadding about the galaxy, begetting dynasties everywhere; various factions of the family fight over who inherits. That's why you're having trouble writing your will."

"I know" the aged trader groaned. "I shouldn't have let them know about each other. They could even start a minor interstellar war. Whoever gets something, the others will want to take it from them. They'll kill to get it. I need to find a way to make them share equally."

"Leave it to Mindwipe and Simoof! They'll be murdered. The family will have to share, inheritance AND guilt. Ipso facto, Unity."